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Local Entrepreneur Des Pheby joins forces with Nugent, to provide hot meals to those in need across Liverpool

Des Pheby, founder of Pheby Food Concepts Group Ltd, the parent company of Wok&Go and Dough Dough, has joined forces with local charity Nugent to help tackle food poverty across the region. Nugent will receive £2000 worth of vouchers per month on a rolling basis from Pheby Food Concepts that it will distribute to families in need of hot nutritious meals during these difficult times.

Des Pheby, who recently opened a new Dough Dough restaurant on Ranelagh Street in Liverpool City Centre, said, “Liverpool is an amazing place and I have a great affinity with the City, its people and their outlook on life. At times like these, we all need to pull together and help others who may not be as fortunate.

Nugent has been helping those who are struggling and in need for many years and when they got in touch to see if Pheby Food Concepts could help out – I just had to say ‘yes’. We are aware of the tough times that many families are going through right now, and hopefully this donation will go some way to making life a little bit easier.”

Normandie Wragg, CEO at Nugent, said:

“Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit, a concerning number of Liverpool households were struggling to make ends meet. More than two in three children are living in poverty in parts of Merseyside. The pandemic has put even more families with children on the brink of poverty.

With unemployment on the rise and thousands of jobs at risk across the region, many parents now are struggling to provide basics such as food, and support their children’s education.

We are thrilled that Des has stepped up to support our efforts to tackle this crisis head-on. We hope his action inspires more people to get in touch with Nugent and support our action against food poverty. No child in Merseyside should be going without!”

Anthony Hopkinson, Head of Fundraising & Income Generation at Nugent adds:

“This year, Nugent hopes to launch several mobile food-pantries and mobile foodbanks so that we can reach more children and families in need. Nugent is particularly keen to reach out to communities that do not have local access to a fresh produce. We are appealing for support from any socially minded companies out there that might be able to help us with regular supplies of nutritious food and suitable vehicles to help us carry out this service”

Over the last 9 months, Nugent has helped approximately 6000 people via its free-of-charge weekly food markets and lockdown food-parcel initiative.

If you want to donate to help Nugent reach more families in need please visit our donation page here.

If you or your business can support Nugent, please call Ainsley Briscoe on 07833091852 or email ainsley.briscoe@wearenugent.org

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